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Chinese sign - Mind Your Step

When you need to “Mind Your Step” in China

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A riot is the language of the unheard. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd Wright

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Good sayings are like pearls strung together. - Chinese Proverb

I will not down to posterity talking bad grammar. - Benjamin Disraeli

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese. - Charles de Gaulle

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi. - Humphrey Bogart

Retire? I can't spell the word. I'd play in a wheelchair. - Keith Richards

I look like I'm Chinese or Thai or Japanese - very different. - Mary Kom

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats

Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown

I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China. - Rob Lowe

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

I just wasn't cut out to be a Chinese Tiger Mom. I'm more of an Irish Setter Dad. - P.J. O'Rourke

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

I never made a mistake in grammar but once in my life, and as soon as I done it. I seen it. - Carl Sandburg

A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language. - Dale Carnegie

The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

Grammar: the difference between Feeling Your Nuts and Feeling You're Nuts. - Unknown

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton

Living in China has made me appreciate my own country, with its tiny, ethnically diverse population of unassuming donut-eaters. - Jan Wong

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. - Mary Catherwood

I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright. - Millard Kaufman

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks so I wondered, what do Chinese mothers use? Toothpicks? - George Carlin

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

She's so fat she's my two best friends. She wears stretch caftans. She's got more chins than the Chinese telephone directory. - Joan Rivers

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. - Kirk Douglas

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


see also   Language  Section
Basic Rules of English Spelling and Grammar
Books Never Written
Chinese Proverbs
Chinese Sudoku
Commas Save Lives
Confucius Says ...
Cyberbulbs
Does A Double Positive Equal A Negative?
Double Negative Education
Engrish
First Impressions
Fuxing Lu
I Like Cooking
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Learn Chinese In 5 Minutes!
Little Johnny’s Beautiful Examples
No Fee Chinese Detective
One Thousand Words
Practice Safe Text
Punctuation Is Importanter
Punctuation Matters
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16-Jun-2019